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RHS Courses F.A.Q

Not sure whether an RHS qualification is right for you? Below are some of the more common questions potential students ask.

Q. RHS qualifications  – are they nationally recognised?

A. An RHS qualification is not only recognised nationally but, also internationally. An excellent pathway for starting your horticultural career and increasing your job prospects. They are also widely recognised by employers within the horticultural industry. RHS is a recognised Awarding Organisation and are accredited by the Office of  the Qualifications and Examination Regulators (Ofqual in England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

Q. Can I study from home any RHS qualification by distance learning?

ADL offers all the RHS theory qualifications by home study. Students have a choice of 3 study modes: Online, USB or by Traditional Correspondence.  The choice is yours.

Q. Examinations- can they be sat overseas?

A. The theory based  qualifications  can be taken anywhere overseas. It’s a very simple process to organise. You apply direct to the  RHS when you’re ready to take the exam.  Examination fees are set by the RHS.

Q. Entry requirements for RHS qualifications?

A. RHS qualifications  at Levels 1, 2 & 3 do not have entry requirements.  All you needs is an interest and enthusiasm for all things horticultural.

Q. Can I obtain past exam papers and where?

A. Past exam papers are available free of charge and downloadable.  Exam papers for Level 2 and  Level 3 theory-based qualifications are available to download  for the last two years.

Q. Can anyone study for an RHS qualification?

A. An RHS qualification can be studied by anyone who is passionate and enthusiastic about horticulture.  The qualifications are basically aimed at keen gardeners  who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in the various branches of horticulture.  The qualifications also appeal to the hobby gardener  who want the knowledge for self-improvement.